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Loose-leaf Links for April

Awards News Hugo Awards The shortlist for the Hugo Awards was announced at the beginning of the month amid much controversy. SF Signal have an annotated shortlist showing the original nominations as well as the replacements that were made after nominations were declined or found ineligible. It also has links to where the nominations can legally […]

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Australian SF awards season

There has been so much controversy surrounding the shortlist for the Hugo Awards over the last couple of weeks that international readers may be forgiven for thinking it was the only speculative fiction awards news of any note. However, Australian readers will know this is certainly not the case. Over the Easter weekend, the Australian National […]

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Once Upon A Time IX

While I was busy with event reviews, the equinox slipped past me and with it the start of Once Upon A Time. Organised by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings, OUAT is a reading challenge for lovers of fantasy, fairytale, folklore and mythology. It runs from 21 March to 21 June and there are a number […]

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Event Reviews: Noted and You Are Here

Earl Grey Editing is taking a bit of a break from book reviewing this week while I recover from my weekend. I spent it attending the You Are Here festival and its literary branch Noted as a volunteer event reviewer for Scissors Paper Pen. A big thank you to Leife Shallcross for bringing the opportunity to […]

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Cranky Ladies of History book launch

Sunday 8th March was International Women’s Day. I celebrated by attending a book launch. Cranky Ladies of History is the latest anthology from Fablecroft Publishing and is edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely. The book contains 22 pieces of fiction, each inspired by a different historical cranky lady. Warriors, pirates, murderers and queens… Throughout history, women […]

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2015 reading challenges

I love the New Year. I love the feeling of possibility, of all the exciting new projects awaiting me. I want to dive into all of them straightaway and it’s a challenge not to go overboard. This goes just as much for my reading as it does for any other aspect of my life. There […]

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Following up

This isn’t quite a Loose-leaf Links post, but I have found myself with a few bits and pieces relating to previous posts that I’d like to share.   Reviewing and Clute’s Excessive Candour Thanks to everyone who commented on my post Bias and Reviewing. I really enjoyed hearing what you had to say. A little […]

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Dewey’s read-a-thon

I’ve always been a bookworm and this weekend I got a chance to really indulge by participating in Dewey’s 24-hour read-a-thon. It started at 11pm local time. Not being masochistic enough to go for the full 24-hours, I made sure to get a good night’s sleep (really, it’s safer for everyone). My tweets tell the […]

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Dewey’s Read-a-thon preparation

With Conflux now well and truly over, I’ve been preparing for the next event on my calendar: Dewey’s 24-hour read-a-thon. I mentioned this event in my September signal boosts, but wanted to give it a bit more attention now that it is drawing closer. The read-a-thon is one of the few things that keeps Mt […]

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Convention report: Conflux 10

Earl Grey Editing took a bit of a break over the last week so I could recover from attending Conflux 10. As I have mentioned before, Conflux is a speculative fiction convention and this year it ran from Friday 3 October until Monday 6 October. While not exclusively aimed at authors, it does have a […]

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